“What bothers me about this debate is its incivility, excoriating people as traitors or dual loyalists”

Posted by on Aug 26, 2015 at 6:55 am

This is hilarious coming from one of the biggest loudmouths in Congress.

U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler said he has faced hurtful personal attacks from Orthodox precincts since he announced his support of the Iran nuclear deal.

Nadler, D-N.Y., told the Israeli daily Haaretz this week that the attacks have come from the religiously and politically conservative precincts in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn.

He noted also that he has received emails and calls of support since he announced his backing for what he called the “flawed” deal on Friday in a more than 5,000-word statement, citing as a major reason his support for Israel. He is the sole Jewish lawmaker from his state to support the deal.

Of the attacks, Nadler told Haaretz, “Of course it hurts. It’s emotional.”

“Most hurtful is people asserting, shouting, that somehow I am anti-Israel,” he said. “I’ve been a supporter of Israel my whole life.”

New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind, who is Orthodox, has threatened to raise millions of dollars to mount a primary challenge to Nadler, according to the report.

“The political consequences are concerning, but I had to” support the deal,” Nadler told Haaretz. “How could I live with myself if I voted against it knowing that would increase the chances of a bomb in Iranian hands? How could I do that?

“What bothers me about this debate is its incivility, excoriating people as traitors or dual loyalists.”

He says this as Obama call his political opponents the crazies. And just last year, this bloated windbag said Republicans “just want people to starve.”

Mr. Nadler, pressed on Republican concerns of fraud with the program, continued firing away at those on the other side of the aisle. “There’s no evidence. Look, [with] any program human beings will find a way to have some fraud,” he replied. “There will be plenty of protections to minimize the fraud.

If the Republicans wanted to say, ‘Let’s put in this action for protection or put in that action for protection,’ that would be something else. But they’re just using that as an excuse. They just want people to starve and it’s disgusting.”

Reached for comment, Mr. Nadler’s office pointed Politicker to the congressman’s past statement on the bill, which also notes the legislation’s positive aspects while calling the cuts “cruel and unnecessary.” 

But hey, let’s be more civil, like the left has been toward Chuck Schumer for opposing the Iran deal.

The left is always so civil. Just ask #WarmongerChuck.

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5 Responses to ““What bothers me about this debate is its incivility, excoriating people as traitors or dual loyalists””

  1. Darwin Akbar on 26/26/15 at 8:43 am

    Jerrold “Kapo” Nadler has forgotten that, prior to January 2009, dissent was the highest form of patriotism, but since then, has become racist or treasonous. Just ask Senator Schumer.

  2. Darth Chipmunk on 26/26/15 at 6:35 pm

    Oh the incivility of it all!!!! Excoriating people as traitors or dual loyalists is unacceptable!!!

    But excoriating people as deniers, homophobes, racists, mysoginists and islamophobes? Totes no problem. Now shut up, tea baggers.

  3. J. J. Sefton on 27/27/15 at 7:20 am

    This is all kabuki theater. Schumer is voting no because his sock puppet Kirsten Gillibrand is voting yes and so his reputation as a staunch supporter of Israel will be preserved (ha!).

    The sad, tragic truth is that too many American Jews (unlike myself) are leftist first, last and always and Jewish only because of their birth. Nadler is less important a figurehead than Schumer and so will take the heat from the real Jews of New York. In any case, his seat is safe because of “neo-refuseniks” (™ Sefton) on the Upper West Side and Park Slope who will drag his bloated carcass over the finish line in any election.

    The fix is in, especially since Corker-Menendez, and let’s not forget the complicity of the GOP-e who wants this deal because of all the bucks that will flow to them via the Chamber of Commerce.

    Disgusting on every front. And almost laughable were it not for the consequences.